He would win. He always had. The goal in question could be an argument, a promotion, or the hand of his fair lady, as was the case now. He had the conviction he was in the right, which usually lent untold power to your plans, as well as fear and doubt to your foes. Be they the bosses at work, or parents, as was the case now.

His lady was fair, intelligent, accomplished and much sought after. Perseverance was not her virtue. It was his.

So he would win. Or had he already lost?

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